Year of the Beekeeper: Honey Meadows Farm Inc.

Owners: Zwiers Family Location: Foothills, Alberta Social info: Website Question:      How did you get involved in this sweet industry – what’s your story? Answer: Jon- I got involved at a very young age. My very first job was just taking off the lids and then putting them back on once my dad and...

Bee import delays puts honey, canola and blueberries at risk

For immediate release EDMONTON, April 6, 2021 – With the spring farming season close at hand, an irreplaceable agricultural resource is in dangerously low supply. COVID-related shipping and inspection delays have left Alberta beekeepers far short of the numbers of honeybees they’ll need for 2021. The Alberta Beekeepers Commission (ABC) is calling for urgent action....

Alberta Bee News Magazine – April 2021

We’re pleased to share the April 2021 edition of Alberta Bee News Magazine! Read the April 2021 edition of Alberta Bee News Magazine online now by clicking HERE. TO DOWNLOAD, PLEASE CLICK THE DOWNLOAD ICON AT THE TOP LEFT. 

Why Alberta beekeepers need foreign AND local workers

Why Alberta beekeepers need foreign AND local workers By Kieran Brett, for Alberta Beekeepers Commission There’s a lot of talk about reserving agricultural jobs for Canadians, rather than inviting foreign workers in. In this special report from Alberta Beekeepers Commission, we check in on two Alberta honey operations and their local and foreign staff, to...